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The Teacher
Created By: Linda Patrick

I was nine years old and we moved to Loveland, Colorado. I had three older brothers and a younger sister. We all enjoyed playing outside; but I also enjoyed sewing and embroidery. There was an ad for 4-H classes that were starting in knitting....hmmm, sounded like something else for me to try.

I don't remember the instructors name, but she was very patient, teaching all the knitting basics to me.I loved the "coolness" of the needles, and the sound they made. I still have that first set of size 9 knitting needles. I became a whiz at knitting scarves, and shawls for my Barbie.I even found that if you brushed the shawl with a hairbrush, it looked and felt like a "fur" wrap.

I never went beyond the basic 4-H class; we moved back to Pennsylvania. I soon found that I was to become the teacher. I would sit with my Grandma and watch her crochet, while she was watching me knit. She said she had never learned to knit; so I offered to teach exchange for her teaching me to crochet. So the 10 year old was now the teacher. My Grandma did learn to knit, and I still have the afghan that she made for me in 1969.

Now whenever I knit or crochet, I am reminded of my Grandma and the summer that we taught each other so much more than just our crafts.

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